Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Enterprise Nation comes to Morecambe

Enterprise Nation - a small business community of over 75,000 people for anyone starting and growing their own company - has announced the national expansion of its successful StartUp Saturday one day workshops, and one of the first will take place in Morecambe.

The aim of the event later this month is to help people turn an idea into a business and become their own boss.

The ‘start your own business in a day’ workshops will be hosted and delivered by talented and entrepreneurial StartUp Saturday franchisees. Until now, the one-day workshop that offers everything you need to know about starting a business has been delivered by Enterprise Nation founder, Emma Jones, in London.

“Based on feedback from small business owners around the country, we are spreading our wings and will be coming to locations nationwide,” says Jones.

The first two StartUp Saturday franchisees are Enterprise Nation community members Rickie Josen (in Birmingham) and Sharon Jackson (in Morecambe).

Sharon Jackson will be starting her franchise journey with a first workshop on Saturday 29th September. Sharon is a freelance web designer working with start-ups and small businesses, and will reach her 4th business birthday in November.

“Being a StartUp Saturday franchisee is very much in line with what I do in my freelance career, which is to help people get their business up and running," says Sharon. "Often this is by helping them get the right website, but much of the time it’s sharing the knowledge I’ve gained over the last few years – the mistakes I made, successes I achieved, and so on.

"I have always liked the ethos of Enterprise Nation and by becoming a franchisee, hope to help even more people successfully become their own boss.”

Following a successful launch of workshops in Morecambe and Birmingham, StartUp Saturday will continue to expand to new locations with a vision of having weekly workshops up and down the UK.

• To book your place for the Morecambe event visit: http://startupsaturdaymorecambe.eventbrite.com/

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